|Destination Innovation - Episode 2 - SOFIA|
Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center.Episode 2 focuses on the SOFIA Mission, an airborne telescope that uses infrared astronomy to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before.SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is NASA's highly-modified Boeing 747SP aircraft with a 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter mirror installed at the rear of the aircraft...
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|SOFIA Flying Telescope Visits NASA Ames|
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) landed at NASA's Ames Research Center for tours by NASA employees, members of the media and the general public. Housing a 17-ton telescope assembly, the highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft is the largest flying telescope in the world. More than 6500 people visited SOFIA during her visit.For more information about SOFIA, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/sofia
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|SOFIA: Exploring The Hidden Universe - NASA Ames Video Group|
NASA is developing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - or SOFIA - as a world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James Webb space telescopes and major Earth-based telescopes. Installed in the back of a highly modified Boeing 747SP, SOFIA'S 2.5-meter (100 inch) diameter reflecting telescope will provide astronomers with access to the visible, infrared and sub-millimeter spectrum...
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